You probably use it without knowing it… check this:
- Over 850,000 devices in the World uses Android OS, base in Linux
- 8 out of 10 Financial Trades are powered by Linux
- 9 our of 10 Super Computers in the World are powered by Linux
- Google®, Facebook®, Twitter® and Amazon® are powered by Linux
- From over 700,000 HD TVs build, most of them are powered by Linux
The open source is a strong system that allows us to enjoy new technology at modest prices. Just think about it, if you compare prices among Smartphones, you know that Android Devices are the cheapest, not because they are cheap technology, but because the operating system that’s installed on them are FREE. Against iOS® and Windows® operating systems that are more expensive competitors.
But the numbers are clear, from the two leaders in mobile technology, Android Phones are in the lead, either in US or Worldwide, look for yourself.
Now Apple® is making the more revenue, of course, their phones are more expensive than Android Phones. But in all, in 2012 Smartphones shipment looked like:
Based on fourth quarter of 2012 IDC smartphones shipments statistics
So, Linux Based devices are more in use than their most expensive competitors. So if you haven’t dare to test out the beauty of open source technology you should try with one of the two more user friendly operating systems. They are more stable and has more drivers than before, specially that Debian developers are starting to commercialize their projects. This giving the advantage to attract more commercial oriented businesses towards the open source community.
If you want to start trying them out check these powerful operating systems:
Ubuntu – the most preferred operating system by the Linux community, also with a lot of tutorials and forums that will answer most of all the question you might have to understand the system.
Mint – this is another flavour of Linux, and apparently the most favourable by the Linux community after Ubuntu.
As my most humble opinion. You should try this technology and help in anyway you can. Either for a computer for you children, a computer you are planning to donate to a school or a second computer in your house, the Linux Project is a huge advanced in computing and is considered the mayor development community in the World. This gives you the chance to keep technology at the reach of your and your neighbour hands.
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